Questions about patterns, usually a repeating unit of shape, and often a small, repeating and tile-able element. Most patterns are based on repetition and periodicity while others use magnification and scaling. Ask anything related to designing or altering patterns.

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Where should I start learning the skills required for creating textures and patterns?

I am a software engineer but I also like becoming a good graphics designer but I don't know where to start. I especially like mastering the skills necessary for designing textures and patterns but I ...
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Printing non-Pantone colours

I am wanting to get a design printed on cotton laminate. Is it possible to get non-pantone colours printed? Everyone I've spoken to so far says yes but then says maybe not. I can't get a straight ...
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scale pattern in illustrator when already applied to object

I have created a pattern by creating 2 rectangles with different colors, selected both and moved them to swatches. After applying pattern to a desired object I would like to scale the pattern ...
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How to create vector stripes in Illustrator

I made a bar graph in Illustrator using Pattern Swatches for the diagonal stripes: In Illustrator, this looks perfect and saves as a vector. However, this graph is going to be published, and ...
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Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...
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Inkscape: bitmap pattern filling - 1px line around every tile

I want to fill an object with a bitmap pattern. Instead of perfectly connecting, there is this 1 pixel transparent line around each "tile" of the filled object. The same problem was described here: ...
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Is there a way to edit en existing pattern in photoshop [duplicate]

I opened a new file and created my pattern, selected all and defined pattern. Then I closed the file without saving it and then used the pattern - great. Now is there a way to make changes to that ...
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How to create decorative borders for ebook / website use with fantasy theme?

How would I create a border with a pattern, be it some celtic knots or gem-like pieces, that could be used as a border in websites or ebooks? I'd like to simulate materials like gems, gold/silver, ...
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Where do I find free 1950s patterns?

Does anyone know of a source for 50s patterns?
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Pattern Name Identification

After quite a lot of search attempts I failed to find a pattern which we can fill in background so as to generate the background as shown in the graphic below. I'm not sure if its a pattern or a ...
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Tiling seamless diagonal lines

I'm working on a tile-based game, and I'd like to have diagonal lines for (32x32) tiles. The problem is, whenever you tile them, they look like this: How do I make it seamlessly tile?
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How to create the illusion of depth with repeating patterns? [duplicate]

How do I create perspective with repeating patterns? I am very much a beginner level, as noted by my first attempt to create a illustration in illustrator. However, my attempt has provided me with ...
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Is it possible to create a green poker table felt pattern with CSS?

I would like to render/generate a CSS pattern that looks something like green poker table felt or AstroTurf. Is this possible? Alternatively, would an image-based pattern be a better solution? If ...
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Where to find subtle border patterns? [closed]

Is there any border pattern version to the website http://subtlepatterns.com/? What I mean is that these patterns are usually used not as backgrounds but just as a border or divider between two ...
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What is the name/type of this pattern?

This is a pretty popular background pattern in web/graphic design and I'd love to find different but similar variations of it. What would I search for to find such patterns?
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Change colour of pattern file

Can Photoshop pattern files be used so that the colours in the pattern are changed? If so, can you tell me how I do this with this pattern file in Photoshop Elements and/or Adobe Fireworks? (I don't ...
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Create a wavy pattern with pixelmator

How can I create a wavy pattern in pixelmator? Something like this -
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Simple patterns fill in Gimp

I would like to do some simple pattern or polygon fills in Gimp, e.g. to represent different regions in a map without resorting to colors or grayscale tones. Some nice examples of what I seek are ...
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How to create a repeating pattern from the previously designed pattern?

I know the steps in how to properly create a custom pattern by creating a square with various color and shape differences. However, I found the hexagon repeating pattern from a movie and I much rather ...
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How can I create a background pattern with small, cartoon-like, hand-drawn stencil images?

For example, in this picture (ignore the logo): I love how the background is cute and made up of small, simple images. Where can I find resources like this background, or how can I recreate it?
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Cutting out a part of a field of lines in Illustrator

I made a field of lines evenly spaced in illustrator. They are grouped together. I want to cut out and paste a segment of this group. The grouped lines are parallel and the group is tilted at an ...
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How can I use .pat files in my app?

I downloaded some beautiful patterns and filled them as patterns in images. However, every image I prepared with the patterns loses its aspect ratio when it is used as background on different screen ...
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How can I create a wood / topographical map texture in Photoshop or Illustrator?

This is a pattern I've seen used in multiple places and I've always loved it: This site also uses it as a background texture, as well as this one. It's sort of like a fingerprint/wood texture. I ...
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What software can I use to design pattern for a tweed fabric?

I have experience only with Adobe Photoshop, but I'm looking for something easy to use, a program that will let me focus on the design process and testing many concepts without having to do a lot of ...
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Creating Patterns in Illustrator CS5

I'm trying to follow this tutorial to create an iPhone from scratch in Illustrator. I'm onto step 18 and cannot seem to create the pattern needed. My problem is this, after creating the layout of ...
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How are simple textures like this made?

I've realized that simple textures like the one used on this site: ..add a lot to the look of a page. How are they made though? I'm not very experienced in Photoshop, but I can't imagine what tool ...
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Pattern File Does Not Function Properly in Adobe Illustrator CS5

So I learned Adobe Illustrator CS5 (Say 10%). I have these two files which I downloaded from the net. They are patterns files for animals skins. The first file is named "Animals_skins.ai" and is ...
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Is there a live view pattern tile designer?

I seem to know how to make a tile-able/repeat pattern in Photoshop easily enough, but I'm wondering if there are any great tools available specifically for pattern tile design. It would be a great ...
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Photoshop: Change pattern color gives me a washed out effect

I'm trying to change the pattern color from a very light gray to a dark blue. I've used the color blending mode, but the result is a washed out color. Is there anything I can do to have a dark color ...
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How can I make patterns visible when I am using A4 size layers in gimp?

I have this small problem that anytime I wanna make a good quality design in A4 the bucket fill of patterns is hardly visible. How can I make patterns adjust to the size of the layer? For ...
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How to access Photoshop pattern source file? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have access to the source file of each pattern you have inside Photoshop? A pattern is a squared piece of some artwork that is repeated according to the settings you choose. How ...
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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How can I make a complex tartan pattern in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Could anyone tell me how to create the tartan design shown in the attached file? Im using Illustrator CS6
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How to make a noise/paper background in PS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create this grunge texture effect How can I achieve this kind of background in Photoshop? Seems like a noise/paper pattern.
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How is this radial pattern done?

I've seen this pattern done in a lot of images but have no clue how it's done. I'm pretty sure it's not done line by line considering how perfect it always looks regardless of the image. Here's a ...
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Make image vertically seamless?

Any idea how make this image vertical seamless..I tried lot in ps..but no result.. or..tell me..where can I found this type of images(one side designed and seamless)?
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How to place different sized circles inside a shape

How could I make something like this? I know how to place text inside a shape but not this. Could it be vector and scalable? Thanks
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Making a square pattern background

I want to make a basic square pattern background in Photoshop. However, I'm a real newbie at it. My plans are to make a 70x70 pixel square and divide it into 4 squares - each one with 35 pixels. Then ...
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Why does Illustrator add white lines to my pattern when exporting?

I have an object in Illustrator with a chevron pattern that I created in Illustrator. When I export as a .png file or rasterize image file, it shows horizontal lines. Anyone have a clue why it does ...
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Photoshop, dealing with objects/models as in scripting/programming environments to manage repetitive operations

I am trying to design a restaurant menu, I've decided to go with Photoshop (would you suggest something else?) but I can't find a way to work with objects (or maybe models, I don't know the proper way ...
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How can I make a 30 degree pattern?

I would like to make a simple line pattern rotated at 30 degrees, but no matter what I try I can't make it repeat itself without the lines being cut. Is this possible to do?
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waves, tide minimal effect.. some ideas on to improve a attraction “hotspot”

Some advise is wanted from you great guys and gals on the below image. the idea is to represent a "hot spot" of "waves" where your eyes are drawn into. This concept makes you feel like clicking the ...
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Generate Parallel lines in Pixelmator

I need to generate parallel lines with gap of 18px in Pixelmator for the purpose of baseline. Is there any quick way like transform in Illustrator or pattern in PS? Is it possible to generate guides ...
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Acorn - Creating Tiling Texture From Scratch?

How would I go about making a simple, tiling texture with Acorn for Mac? Is there a tool, or a function or something I can't find, or can it not be done with such a simple application? If you know of ...
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How can I transform patterns in Illustrator to simulate perspective?

I am using rectangles filled with patterns to create the walls of a room. I have transformed the rectangles, to simulate perspective, but the patterns do not reflect these transformations - they ...
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Edit colors in a pattern from one vector

I'm having a hard time figuring this out (and phrasing it...sorry) but I'm making a pattern in AI using object > pattern > make and I space out everything the way I want except I want to change the ...
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How can I create a polygon pattern in Photoshop?

I have been thinking for quite a while how would i make it myself. The difficulty lies in randomness. I Could go on manually but can't help and feel that there is some better way to do it. For ...
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Moire pattern when viewing vector pattern in acrobat but not in browser

I was wondering if anyone knows how to avoid vector created patterns (from Illustrator) looking terrible (a sort of harsh, jagged looking moire pattern) when viewing a saved pdf in Acrobat. If you ...
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How to make photoshop pattern base on real word object

I want to create an pattern out of the tablecloth in the picture below (I want to replicate the stripes combined with a pseudo linen texture). I am a newbie to make this kind of thing (like mimic ...
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What are the “sideways triangle patterns” called?

So I've seen this pattern in the background and banners of websites, but I don't know what it's called. I want to see more examples, and learn how to do it myself (Using CS2). This website has a ...